Lewis Hamilton topped the timesheets as practice got underway in hot and humid conditions in Kuala Lumpur on Friday morning.

Lewis_Hamilton-Mercedes_GPThe 2008 world champion set a best time of 1m 40.691s to finish marginally ahead of Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen, with the other Mercedes of Nico Rosberg third fastest.

Last weekend wasn’t without problems for Mercedes as an engine issue put Hamilton out of the grand prix early in the race. The McLarens finished second and third with Kevin Magnussen runner-up ahead of Jenson Button.


01.44United Kingdom Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas1:40.69119
02.07Finland Kimi RaikkonenScuderia Ferrari1:40.84320
03.06Deutschland Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas1:41.02819
04.22 – United Kingdom Jenson ButtonMcLaren F11:41.11120
05.20 – Denmark Kevin MagnussenMcLaren F11:41.27418
06.25 – France Jean-Eric VergneScuderia Toro Rosso1:41.40215
07.01Deutschland Sebastian VettelRed Bull Racing1:41.5239
08.27 – Deutschland Nico HulkenbergSahara Force India1:41.64219
09.19 – Brazil Felipe MassaWilliams Martini Racing1:41.68623
10.77 – Finland Valtteri BottasWilliams Martini Racing1:41.83022
11.14 Spain Fernando AlonsoScuderia Ferrari1:41.92314
12.03Australia Daniel RicciardoRed Bull Racing1:42.11720
13.99 – Deutschland Adrian SutilSauber F1 Team1:42.36521
14.26 – Russia Daniil KvyatScuderia Toro Rosso1:42.86921
15.21 – Mexico Esteban GutierrezSauber F1 Team1:42.90423
16.17 – France Jules BianchiMarussia F1 Team1:43.82518
17.09 – Sweden Marcus EricssonCaterham F1 Team1:45.77524
18.04 – United Kingdom Max ChiltonMarussia F1 Team1:46.91110
19.10 – Japan Kamui KobayashiCaterham F1 Team1:51.1805
20.08 – France Romain GrosjeanLotus F1 Teamno time2
21.11 – Mexico Sergio PerezSahara Force Indiano time2
22.13 – Venezuela Pastor MaldonadoLotus F1 Teamno time4